A recent study found that switching to e-cigarettes in smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can reduce some of the hazards associated with smoking, and the benefits are long-term.
The study entitled "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease smokers switching to e-cigarettes: health outcomes from a five-year follow-up" pointed out that the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ends) instead of flammable cigarette consumption significantly reduced the possibility of exposure to toxic substances and was expected to bring considerable health benefits.
"As a thr strategy, e-cigarettes may save more lives faster than before," the researchers wrote. However, for users, the possibility of completely quitting traditional cigarettes is variable. The use of high-quality electronic cigarette products can significantly improve the rate of quitting smoking, on the contrary, the use of fake and low-quality electronic cigarette products is not helpful to quit smoking
Of the 1190 participants in the survey, 75.7% said that they were good for respiratory symptoms after using e-cigarettes, and less than 1% said the system deteriorated. In addition, the study found that the annual exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were significantly reduced and the overall health status improved. The 3-year follow-up confirmed that these improvements were long-term.
The Canadian electronic cigarette Association (CVA) said it believed that the medical community must review these types of studies in order to better understand e-cigarettes as a way to reduce harm and educate their patients about the real relative risks of steam products.
"In the past few years, the medical community has stated that the risk of what you are like is largely unknown," said Darryl tempest, executive director of CVA. "Fortunately, that's not the case now. Now there is a research institute that supports that e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking and more effective than nicotine replacement therapy products. The CVA urges health professionals to review the science and encourage patients to reduce the harm by smoking. "